Oswald Victor BROOKS


BROOKS, Oswald Victor

Service Number: 1622
Enlisted: 20 March 1916, 1st Reinforcements Mount Gambier, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Millicent, Wattle Range - South Australia, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Glencoe, Wattle Range, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, France, 22 August 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette
Beacon Cemetery Beacon Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 7), Sailly-Laurette, France, Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, Bray-sur-Somme, Picardie, France
Memorials: 41st Battalion Roll of Honour, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glencoe Soldiers Memorial, Millicent War Memorial, Mount Gambier RSL Pictorial Honour Roll, Mount Gambier War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

20 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1622, 43rd Infantry Battalion, 1st Reinforcements Mount Gambier, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1622, 43rd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Afric embarkation_ship_number: A19 public_note: ''
22 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1622, 41st Infantry Battalion

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Father Thomas Brooks and Mother Ann (nee     )    , Glencoe West, SA

Brother #5829 - Gordon Raymond Brooks
                          Embarked 22/6/1916; Discharged Melbourne 2/1/1918; Died 28/5/1918.

Described on enlisting as  18 years 1 month old; single; 5' 6" tall; 135 lbs;
medium fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair; Presbyterian.

20/3/1916        Enlisted in Mount Gambier
                        completed medical - fit for service

9/6/1916          Embarked from Adelaide (Outer Harbour) on board HMAT A19 Aric
                        Private in 41st Battalion




22/8/1918       Killed in action
Buried in:        Beacon Cemetery
                       Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 7, Sailly-Laurette, France

British War medal (     ; Victory Medal (

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  26 October 2014.  Lst we forget.